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Essex Rail Ticket Offices Face Axe
One in four railway ticket offices in England and Wales could close according to claims by a leading transport union.
The Transport Salaried Staffs Association says buried in the small print of a Government report there's a "hit list" almost 700 stations that could be affected, including 23 in Essex, with a loss of around 1,000 jobs.
Derek Monnery, from the Essex Rail Users Federations, says plans to close the ticket offices could end up costing the train companies:
"The answer is that probably a lot of people will decide not buy a ticket at all and then bluff their way through the ticket inspector if he arrives on the train."
The stations affected in Essex include:
St Margarets (Hertfordshire)
For a full list of the ticket office closures click here
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